Human choline acetyltransferase gene: localization of alternative first exons.


Two overlapping cosmids containing the 5' end of human choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) gene have been cloned. Using heterologous probes, we localized two alternative first exons homologous to rodent ChAT exons R and M (Misawa et al.: J Biol Chem 267:20392-20399, 1992). The sequence of rodent exon N was not conserved in the human gene. Northern blot… (More)